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Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942-99) was one of the most popular comedians of her time - and one of the least understood. In private, she was as reserved and refined as her characters were bold and bawdy. Almost a Method actor in her approach, she took her work seriously, and when crewmembers and audiences laughed, she asked why - as if they were laughing at her - and all her life she remained unsure of her gifts. (more...)

CHURCHILL Plays 100th Performance at New World Stages TonightCHURCHILL Plays 100th Performance at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit, CHURCHILL, will celebrate its 100th performance tonight, May 4th at New World Stages. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by Joan Hamburg of ABC Radio who declared, 'Ronald Keaton IS Churchill. Treat yourself to one of the great figures in world history!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and Writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Completes Lineup, Launches Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015.  (more...)

YOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMAYOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMA
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 surveys the decisive decade that led up to that unauthorized exhibition at MoMA, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. On view from May 17 to September 7, 2015, this is the first exhibition at MoMA dedicated exclusively to the artist's work. (more...)

CHURCHILL to Play 100th Performance at New World Stages This WeekendCHURCHILL to Play 100th Performance at New World Stages This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit, CHURCHILL, will celebrate its 100th performance this Monday, May 4th at New World Stages. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by Joan Hamburg of ABC Radio who declared, 'Ronald Keaton IS Churchill. Treat yourself to one of the great figures in world history!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and Writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER, 'MADAGASCAR', Young Playwrights Festival and More Set for The Coterie's 2015-16 SeasonTHE MIRACLE WORKER, 'MADAGASCAR', Young Playwrights Festival and More Set for The Coterie's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

At The Coterie, where there are no small characters, only big ideas and massive talent, the 2015/2016 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

Delores Durst Releases BADGE 11Delores Durst Releases BADGE 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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L.A. Louver to Present New Enrique Martínez Celaya ExhibitionL.A. Louver to Present New Enrique Martínez Celaya Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

L.A. Louver will present a solo exhibition of new works by Enrique Martínez Celaya. This is the artist's fourth show with L.A. Louver. The exhibition, titled 'Lone Star', will be on view from April 9 to May 6, 2015 at L.A. Louver located at 45 North Venice Boulevard. There will be an opening reception for the artist from 7-9 PM on Thursday, April 9 at the gallery. (more...)

America's National Churchill Museum Visits CHURCHILL at New World StagesAmerica's National Churchill Museum Visits CHURCHILL at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Dr. James Williams, Executive Director of the National Churchill Museum located on the Westminster College campus in Fulton MO, brought a group of Westminster alumni to NYC on March 23rd to see Off-Broadway's newest hit CHURCHILL at New World Stages. (more...)

New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3New Brew Presents SEX! COMEDY! ECONOMICS! AN EVENING WITH TRAV S.D. (AND FRIENDS), 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

New Brew Performs Select Scenes From: The Curse of the Rat King: Trav S.D. (libretto) and David Mallamud (music) have been collaborating on this campy comic opera since 2010. It is a post-modern mash-up of Universal horror films, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, the operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, the Writings of Sigmund Freud, and numerous other elements. On the bill with him will be selections from Three Way, by David Cote (libretto) and Robert Paterson (music), which has been described as “a kind of NC-17 Il trittico”, and two works with lyrics by UTC#61's Edward Einhorn: The Velvet Oratorio (music by Henry Akona) and Money Lab (music by Avner Finberg). (more...)

Beautiful Soup to Present William Shumann's EN AVANT! During May FestivalBeautiful Soup to Present William Shumann's EN AVANT! During May Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Spend a mesmerizing night with one of our most cherished writers this March, when William Shuman's insightful, moving and award-winning solo show En Avant! An Evening with Tennessee Williams will receive a special, one-night-only performance in Beautiful Soup Theater's play festival on May 25th at 7:00 pm at New York's Clarion Theatre. (more...)

3rd Annual Cherry Orchard Festival to Present Vakhtangov Theatre's SMILE AT US, OH LORD, 6/5-73rd Annual Cherry Orchard Festival to Present Vakhtangov Theatre's SMILE AT US, OH LORD, 6/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Following their triumphant, sold-out New York engagement last spring, the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia returns with a new theatrical masterpiece Smile At Us, Oh Lord, based on the novels of Lithuanian-born Israeli writer Grigory Kanovich and directed by Rimas Tuminas (Eugene Onegin). Presented by The Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation (www.CherryOrchardFestival.org), Smile At Us, Oh Lord will play 4 performances at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): June 5th at 8pm, June 6th at 2pm and 8pm and June 7th at 2pm. Tickets are $45-$150. (more...)


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The Chicago Inclusion Project to Launch with THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, 6/1The Chicago Inclusion Project to Launch with THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino announces the launch of The Chicago Inclusion Project, a collective dedicated to championing inclusion and diversity in Chicago theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Playwright Richard Wesley and AUTUMN at Crossroads Theatre CompanyBWW Interviews: Playwright Richard Wesley and AUTUMN at Crossroads Theatre Company
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 9, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright, Richard Wesley about his career and upcoming show, 'Autumn' at Crossroads Theatre Company. 'Autumn' will be on the New Brunswick stage from April 23rd through May 3rd. (more...)

New Memoir Offers Insight into Boy Scouts of America Co-FounderNew Memoir Offers Insight into Boy Scouts of America Co-Founder
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

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THE BOOK OF BUNDY, THE CHRONICLES OF A WELFARE COWBOY is Available NowTHE BOOK OF BUNDY, THE CHRONICLES OF A WELFARE COWBOY is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Book of Bundy, the Chronicles of a Welfare Cowboy, is now available from Amazon.com and through a link at its publisher www.LetsTalkNevada.com. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Adds Two Members to BoardLA Master Chorale Adds Two Members to Board
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Distinguished attorneys Jon Rewinski and David Scheidemantle have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, announces LAMC Chair David Gindler. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Lacks PowerBWW Reviews: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Lacks Power
by David Clarke - Apr 7, 2015

Taken from the Writings of Rachel Corrie and edited by Alan Rickman and journalist Katharine Viner, the play MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE is known for being controversial. At its heart, it is a play that exposes the atrocities that occurred during the Second Intifada. The politics surrounding the Gaza Strip are complex and convoluted, and MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE puts the audience on the front lines. (more...)

Hillsdale College Online Course Enrollment Surpasses 1 MillionHillsdale College Online Course Enrollment Surpasses 1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

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Adam H. Weinert to Stage Work of Jacob's Pillow Founder at the Tate Modern, 5/13-16Adam H. Weinert to Stage Work of Jacob's Pillow Founder at the Tate Modern, 5/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Dancer and choreographer Adam H. Weinert, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, previous Pillow Research Fellow, and Festival artist, brings the works of legendary modern dance pioneer and Jacob's Pillow founder Ted Shawn to the Tate Modern museum in London, May 13-16. (more...)

OSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS CommissionsOSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

American Revolutions is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 10-year commissioning program (2008-2018) of up to 37 new plays that look at moments of change in America's past, with the goal of helping to establish a shared understanding of our national identity and illuminate the best paths for our nation's future. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30Tickets on Sale Now for 13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival, Running 5/13-30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) will present its 13th annual season in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

Todd M. Daley's Book Featured at Book Expo America 2014Todd M. Daley's Book Featured at Book Expo America 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

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MetroStage Announces Summer Schedule UpdatesMetroStage Announces Summer Schedule Updates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

MetroStage is pleased to announce that Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett, directed by Thomas W. Jones II, with original music by Joshua Coyne and for this production addition original music by William Knowles, will be in performance at MetroStage May 7, 8, and 9. (more...)

New Sci-Fi Book, THE TERMINAL, is ReleasedNew Sci-Fi Book, THE TERMINAL, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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TRAVELING PAPERS to Play Theatre Row, 6/3-20TRAVELING PAPERS to Play Theatre Row, 6/3-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Laurel Valley Productions in association with Creative Arts Lab and Jeux de Mots presents TRAVELING PAPERS, a lively theatrical adventure exploring our connections to travel, conceived and adapted by Barbara Bosch and Martin Tackel. Barbara Bosch^ directs a cast of eight including Gwen Arment*, John Camera*, Kyle Doherty, Gwen Eyster, Peter Husovsky*, Macy Idzakovich, Jillian Stevens, and Antonio Edwards Suarez*. TRAVELING PAPERS will run at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City for fifteen performances, June 3-20, 2015. (more...)

Sea Raven Press Announces Book About the American Civil WarSea Raven Press Announces Book About the American Civil War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

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Danny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award Next MonthDanny Hoch to Receive 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

?The Downtown Urban Theater Festival announces that acclaimed playwright/director/actor Danny Hoch will receive the 2015 DUTF Playwright Masters Award at this year's Opening Night event, which will take place on Tuesday, May 12th at 8:00 p.m. at 40/40 Club (6 West 25th Street, NYC).  (more...)

Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its 51st season with a compelling program showcasing the boundless harmonic imaginations of American composer Eric Whitacre, a noted pioneer who has embraced the artistic potential of social media, and the music of Estonian "mystic minimalist" Arvo Part, celebrated for his beautifully sensuous and reflective chant-like compositions, on Saturday, May 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

FIRST LOVE Launches New Press CampaignFIRST LOVE Launches New Press Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

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Daniel Thornton Releases KAJORADaniel Thornton Releases KAJORA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

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Inland Valley Repertory Theatre's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Opens TonightInland Valley Repertory Theatre's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

'The Diary of Anne Frank', presented by Inland Valley Repertory opens tonight, Wednesday, April 22, and will run through May 6, 2015 at the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 West Foothill Boulevard, Claremont, California 91711. (more...)

Violeta Barrett's FIRST LOVE Announced in AudioVioleta Barrett's FIRST LOVE Announced in Audio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Richard D. Ashe Share UNDER THE MAGNOLIA TREERichard D. Ashe Share UNDER THE MAGNOLIA TREE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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Marni Nixon Candidly Reflects On Filming THE SOUND OF MUSICMarni Nixon Candidly Reflects On Filming THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2015

Marni Nixon looks back at THE SOUND OF MUSIC! (more...)

MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Returns Off-Broadway TonightMY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE Returns Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

This month, the compelling and controversial play, MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE returns to New York City for the first time in nine years. (more...)

THE LAST STAND is ReleasedTHE LAST STAND is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

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13th Street Rep to Celebrate IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Publication This Sunday13th Street Rep to Celebrate IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA Publication This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Steele Spring Stage Rights officially publishes ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin's America'--which successfully premiered in 2014 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City--on Monday, April 20th. The 13th Street Rep will celebrate the publication on 5 pm Sunday, April 19th. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: New Promo for IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Out MondayBWW TV Exclusive: New Promo for IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Out Monday
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

Steele Spring Stage Rights officially publishes ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin's America'--which successfully premiered in 2014 at the 13th Street Repertory Theater in New York City--on Monday, April 20th. The 13th Street Rep will celebrate the publication on 5 pm this Sunday, April 19th. Coinciding with publication of the script, filmmaker Max Galassi is releasing a brand new video to promote 'Irving Berlin's America' -- check it out below! (more...)

Judy Rekola Releases A CONSCIENCE AT WARJudy Rekola Releases A CONSCIENCE AT WAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

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Ingrid Watson Miller and Margaret Lindsay Morris Release THE DEVIL'S NOSEIngrid Watson Miller and Margaret Lindsay Morris Release THE DEVIL'S NOSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

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Inland Valley Repertory Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKInland Valley Repertory Theatre to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Inland Valley Repertory to present 'The Diary of Anne Frank' April 22-May 6, 2015 at the Candlelight Pavilion, 455 West Foothill Boulevard, Claremont, California 91711. (more...)

Peter Scammell Pens DONATELLO'S GOLDEN BOYPeter Scammell Pens DONATELLO'S GOLDEN BOY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

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HBO to Debut Documentary KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, 5/4HBO to Debut Documentary KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, 5/4
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

?Kurt Cobain, legendary lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Nirvana, "the flagship band of Generation X," remains an object of reverence and fascination for music fans around the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO Comes to Life Vibrantly in TucsonBWW Reviews: A WEEKEND WITH PABLO PICASSO Comes to Life Vibrantly in Tucson
by Maria Rita Meli - Apr 13, 2015

The Temple of Music and Art transports its audience this time to circa 1957. We are somewhere on the southern coast of France, in a private studio known as "Le California," where we spend A Weekend with Pablo Picasso. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Now Acceping Applications for Summer Student WorkshopEast Lynne Theater Company Now Acceping Applications for Summer Student Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Applications are available for the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company's Summer Student Workshop - and several students have already signed up. This year, it's 'Twain Tales' based on the Writings of Mark Twain. (more...)

Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, 5/1-10Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, 5/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010. (more...)

La MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th AnniversaryLa MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010. (more...)

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